General Biology

The Biotechnology Explorer™ program covers a wide range of topics. The program can be used to introduce most of the main themes of biology. The kits and series can be used to present many topics and subjects that are already in your curriculum. Each kit and series includes suggestions on how to apply the material to other fields. At, you can also access webinars, tutorials, and other materials to assist in your teaching. Laboratory equipment and supplies can be purchased online at a substantial discount for qualified educational accounts.

Related Kits for General Biology

C. elegans Behavior Kit
Compare a wild-type strain of C. elegans to a neurologic mutant to understand how a loss of the AIY and ASE neurons impacts learning capacity through a chemotaxis experiment.

pGLO™ Bacterial Transformation Kit
The pGLO kit enables students to transform bacteria by the same procedure used by molecular biologists to introduce a gene from the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea victoria.

Green Fluorescent Protein Chromatography Kit
Use this kit in conjunction with the pGLO™ kit to take your students through the process of creating a new product — from discovery in the laboratory to biomanufacturing to market.

pGLO™ Kit SDS-PAGE Extension
Use this kit as an addition to the pGLO kit to illustrate the central dogma of molecular biology: DNA transcription, protein translation, and the expression of a trait.

Secrets of the Rainforest™ Kit
Introduce your students to the world of commercial biotechnology by involving them in a simulated scenario as employees at a company in the drug discovery business.

Microbes and Health Kit
Teach students about bacterial metabolism, cellular chemistry, and the role of bacteria in disease and food microbiology. Follow Koch's postulates by isolating bacteria from yogurt.

Biofuel Enzyme Kit
Explore enzyme kinetics and function through the real-world application of cellulosic ethanol production. Calculate the conversion rate of a model biofuel substrate by cellobiase.

Got Protein?™ Kit
Introduce students to proteomics and provide the tools for them to develop their own protein-based experiments based on Bio-Rad's Quick Start™ Bradford protein assay.

ELISA Immuno Explorer™ Kit
Explore applied immunology by guiding students in the detection of an antibody or antigen in a sample using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

DNA Model Kit
Easily build a biologically accurate DNA model by attaching the foam nucleotide bases, assembling the DNA strands, and then twisting them into the familiar double helix.

Genes in a Bottle™ Kit
Guide students in using a real-world laboratory procedure to extract genomic DNA from their own cheek cells, then precipitate and bottle it in a necklace amulet — a cool keepsake!

Forensic DNA Fingerprinting Kit
Illustrate the principles of forensic DNA testing methods. Using real DNA as evidence, your students play the role of crime scene investigators to find out "Who done it?"

Analysis of Precut Lambda DNA Kit
Incorporate the basic tools of molecular biology into your laboratory exercises: cut DNA with restriction enzymes and use electrophoresis to separate and visualize DNA fragments.

IDEA Electrophoresis Kit
Teach the skills required for agarose gel electrophoresis using food dye to illustrate how molecules move through a molecular sieve in an exercise with real-world relevance.

STEM Electrophoresis Kit
Build a horizontal gel electrophoresis chamber and show how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are integrated in developing tools to solve problems.

Crime Scene Investigator PCR Basics™ Kit
Introduce the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to your students and enable them to simulate DNA profiling as commonly used in forensic laboratories.


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